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Author of MIGRITUDE. Queer Kenyan whistleblower. Retweet, don't copypaste. She/her. DMs open. @guardianopinion @AJEnglish @BBCWorld @paythewriter
Jun 26, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
If you're about to post an "exceptional Muslim migrant" tale - don't.

Human rights are not a meritocracy.

#MuslimBan If you're about to post a harrowing account of suffering that drives Muslim refugees to seek asylum in the US - now's not the time.

Human rights are not an Oppression Olympics.

May 19, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Dear @shondarhimes,

Please create a new show based on Doria Ragland.

Thank you,
The World Because: International Woman of Mystery.

*No relatives (apparently).
*Repels paparazzi hordes with a single contemptuous glance.
*Channels regal radiance all alone in a pew at Windsor.